Johnathan Cloud is an associate at the firm who has extensive experience in all aspects of insurance litigation. He has tried over thirty property/casualty defense cases of all levels of damage exposure to a jury verdict, prevailing on nearly every occasion. He has tried more than two dozen bench trials with similar results. He has conducted over sixty arbitrations, primarily in the realm of uninsured/underinsured motorist arbitrations, with successful results. He has handled numerous cases in the areas of fire liability, commercial insurance liability, premises liability, products liability, trucking accidents, automobile accident personal injury liability, insurance bad faith defense, insurance coverage, special investigations, construction defect, and subrogation on behalf of insurers. All told, he has independently handled well over 1,200 insurance defense cases in his career. He has conducted countless mediations and has served as a court appointed mediator for the Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino, for four years. He has been a presenter for the American Board of Trial Advocates and has participated in multiple presentations by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy.
Johnathan is unfailingly diligent in finding ways to protect his clients from unfounded liability exposure while minimizing their costs incurred the process. He also focuses case preparation to limit unnecessary discovery procedures and utilizes alternative dispute resolution when appropriate to avoid trial costs. When necessary and appropriate to defend his clients’ best interests, Johnathan vigorously advocates their rights by whatever means necessary to ensure that his clients ultimately prevail with the best possible results, all factors considered. Johnathan adamantly refuses to allow anyone to take advantage of his clients through misutilization of the legal process under any circumstances.
Johnathan was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2008 and the United States District Court, Central District of California, in 2009. Born and raised in Riverside in the Inland Empire of California, he graduated from California Southern Law School in Riverside in 2008 after beginning law school at the age of 19. He has been a law school professor, teaching in the areas of torts and legal writing. He has worked both as in-house and retained counsel for various insurance carriers in his practice. Johnathan considers himself to be, above all, a trial attorney, tirelessly committed to vindicating his clients’ rights against those who would abuse and misuse the legal system to the detriment of his clients and to being there for his clients to judiciously inform them of potential liability exposure every step of the way.
- State of California, 2008
- United States District Court, Central District of California, 2009
- California Southern Law School, Riverside, 2008